The "Pattern Recognition"-Series
- Pattern Recognition #1 - Introduction - Winner of the 1st Chessvideos.tv contest and probably one of the best videos on the site. A "must see" for beginners and intermediates as FM Zibbit shows and explains several useful mating patterns. In this video:
- Mate pattern #1 - Anastasia mate
- Mate pattern #2 - Boden's mate
- Mate pattern #3 - Blackburne's mate (called Stefansson mate in the video)
- Tactical pattern #1 - Undefended bishop on b7 in hedgehog type positions
- Strategic pattern #1 - Gligoric's pawn sacrifice
- Technical pattern #1 - Self pushing rook + two pawns
- Technical pattern #2 - Queen ending, pushing and defending against checks
- Pattern Recognition #2 - In this video:
- Mate pattern #4 - Anand's mate: Qf3 + h-file battery
- Mate pattern #5 - Bacrot's mate: Qf7 + check on h-file
- Mate pattern #6 - Stellwagen mate: Ba7-g1 diagonal,pawn g4, Qh3 mates Kg2
- Mate pattern #7 - Arabic mate (Kramnik mate in video) Rg8 or h7 with Nf6 mates Kh8.
- Endgame pattern #1 - Philidor positon plus thoughts on f- and g- pawns in R+p vs R
- Pattern Recognition #3 - in this video:
- Strategical pattern #2 - Anand's King
- Tactical pattern #2 - Loman's move
- Tactical pattern #3 - Knight on the rim
- Pattern Recognition #4 - in this video:
- Tacitcal pattern #4 - Petrosian's move
- Tactical pattern #5 - Protecting b2
- Mate pattern #8 - The Karpov choke
- Pattern Recognition #5 -in this video:
- Strategical pattern #3 - Shutting down Spassky
- Tactical pattern #6 - Engel's superpawn
Tactical solving sessions
- Some Random Tactics Training
- Chess Tactics Server #2
- Chess Tactics #3
- Chess Tactics #4
- Chess Tactics #5
- Chess Tactics #6
- Chess Tactics #7
- Chess Tactics #8
Random Nugget series
- Some Blindfold Training
- Random Nugget #1 - Tactic vs John Shaw
- Random Nugget #2 - My world record
- Random Nugget #3 - Most amazing move played against me
- Random Nugget #4 - Favourite moves and mates by myself
- Random Nugget #5 - Favourite studies
- Random Nugget #6 - The quadruble double
- Random Nugget #7 - Thorhallsson tactics
- Random Nugget #8 - 2001 game, bad bishop
- Random Nugget #9 - A totally random chess vid
- Random Nugget #10 - Some blitz tactics
Opening analysis videos:
- Fun with El Columpio in the Nimzowitsch - Some brief analysis of games with the "El Columpio" a chaoic line in the Nimzowitsch Defence. Handle with care!
- More fun with the Nimzowitsch - Some further games using the Nimzowitsch Defence. This time from a live OTB blitz tournament: 3 games, one vs a GM and two vs IM's
Game analysis videos:
Miniature: "A short game (usually no more than 20 to 25 moves). Usually only decisive games (not draws) are considered miniatures, and a miniature should not be spoiled by an obvious blunder by the losing side. A miniature may also qualify as a brilliancy. The Opera game is a famous example." From Wikipedia.
- Icelandic Miniatures #1 - Nimzo-Indian (Three Knights Variation)
- Icelandic Miniatures #2- Four Knights (Schultze-Mueller Gambit 4.Nxe5 aka Halloween Attack )
- Icelandic Miniature #3 - Dutch (Staunton Gambit accepted)
- Icelandic Miniatures #4 - Sicilian ( Kan Variation)
Reykjavik City Championships, January 2008
- Bjornson,S - Johannesson,I RCC08(2) - Dutch (Leningrad Variation)
- Johannesson,I - Kristjansson,A, RCC08(3) - Catalan
- Kjartansson,D-Johannesson,I, RCC08(4) - French (exchange)
- Johannesson-Salama, RCC08(5) - Catalan
- Sigfusson(FM)-Johannesson, RCC08(6) - French (advance)
- Johannesson-Kjartansson, RCC08(7) - Hedgehog
Bunratty Masters, Weekend Tournament February 2008
- B vs B.Galligan(2045), Bunratty08 (1) - Grunfeld
- W vs S.Osbourne(2041),Bunratty08(2) - Benoni
- B vs S.Short(2033), Bunratty08(3) - Modern
Icelandic Team Championships 07/8, March 2008
- B vs S.Arnarsson(2125), Ice Team Ch 0708 Benoni (Four-pawn Attack). My first outing with the Benoni. A pretty good game I think and I liked some dynamic moves like ...b5 in this game.
- B vs Hallgrimsson(0), Ice Team Ch 0708 - Modern. Huge rating difference. Black takes no chances, just keeps the pieces on, gets the bishop pair and applies the pressure till white collapses.
Reykjavik Open, March 2008
- B vs Stelios Halkias(GM), RvkOpen2008(1) - Semi-Slav (Moscow Variation Bxf6) A very instructive game. Opening part is interesting and Halkias sacrifices a piece which was a very interesting bluff as he later revealed. Some general GM techniques are demonstrated such as in-between moves and waiting moves in the endgame. Finally we learn the proper technique for winning similar endgames and then a harsh lesson in rook endings as black should have held on.
- W vs Chr. Gueneau(2126), RvkOpen2008(2) - Catalan
- B vs Normunds Miezis(GM), RvkOpen2008(3) English. The power of the two bishops. The game seems level but all of a sudden out of nowhere the power of the bishops is demonstrated.
- W vs Joh. Ingvason(2125),RvkOpen2008(4) - Catalan. This game demonstrates refutation of an attack that doesn't have positional basis. Black attacks without having any basis to do so, no pieces or no control of center. White controls the center and easily refutes the attack.
- B vs E.Hermansson(IM),RvkOpen2008(5) - Modern
- B vs J.Halldorsson(2174), RvkOpen08(7) Torre. Passive play by white is punished. Good example of choosing your exchanges adn knowing which pieces to exchange.
Kaupthing Open in Luxemburg, May 2008
- B vs Boyarchenko(1877),KaupthingOpen(1) - Modern. Once again the Modern is a good "lower rated slayer" for our "hero". Keeps the pieces on and black wins with solid positional play first and then the tactics flow in the end.
Reykjavik Chess Club Invitational, June 2008
- B vs G.Kjartansson RCCInv08(1), Chigorin - Chigorin Defence (3.Nc3) The first usage of openings from "Play 1...Nc6!". The Chigorin did it's part this time in surprising the opponent and black held all the chances in this game but failed to convert.
- W vs E.Lund(IM,2420), RCCInv08(02) - English (1.Nf3 d6!? 2.c4 e5)
- B vs Bj.Thorfinnsson(2417), KID Kings Indian
Other game analysis videos:
- W vs Vlad Serban, LUX-ISL match - Grunfeld (Fianchetto). Despite not really knowing the line a surprisingly smooth win for white.
- B vs S.Kristjansson, IceCh07 - Semi-Slav
- Analysis Exchange: Wildman's Game
- I'm Back Baby!
Forum Member Game Analysis
- Forum Member Game of the Month - Pobble vs GM Nigel Davies. Opening: Trompowsky. Themes: Importance of ...a6 in this line of the Tromp.
Icelandic Championships, August/Sept 2008, Video recaps
- Icelandic Ch. 2008, Video recap round 1
- Icelandic Ch. 2008, Video recap round 2
- Icelandic Ch. 2008, Video recap round 3
Icelandic Team Championship 2008/09 part I
European Club Cup - Greece - 2008
Reykjavik City Ch 2009
Reykjavik Chess Club Championship 2009
- Zibbit - B vs Halldorsson(2201), RCCV09(8) - Dutch, Leningrad
Icelandic Team Championship 2008/09 part II
Reykjavik Open 2009
- Zibbit - B vs D.Fridgeirssson), RvkOpen09(1)
- Zibbit - W vs S.Conquest(GM), RvkOpen09(2)
- Zibbit - B vs T.Cross), RvkOpen09(3)
Russian Club Cup 2009, Video Recaps
Foxwoods 2009, Video Recaps
Scandinavian Open 2009, Video Recaps
M-Tel Masters 2009, Video Recaps
Reykjavik City Championships, January 2010
- B vs K.Ingvason(1640), RCC10(1)
- W vs E.Bjornsson(2025), RCC10(2) - Acc.Dragon
- B vs B.Hjartarson(2164), RCC10(3)
- W vs B.Thorfinnsson(2401), RCC10(4) - Semi-Slav
- B vs D.Omarsson(2131), RCC10(5) - 4.d3 against Berlin
Chess Olympiad, Video Recaps